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Things We Do For Free at Aexcel

Posted on Oct 7, 2020 3:38:48 PM by John Milgram


We were in a staff meeting, talking about rushing a full truckload, 22 pallet shipment later that day. Our customer requested a last-minute change to this order and needed immediate replenishment of another paint.  They wanted us to switch out the products on their truck. Okay, let’s see what we can do about this!

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A Guide to Road Marking Paint Selection

Posted on Jun 17, 2020 1:02:24 PM by Chris Hren


Road marking—also known as line marking—refers to the application of paints and other high-visibility materials on roads, highways, runways, and other vehicle and pedestrian pathways to communicate important information. While the standardized system of colors, lines, and symbols employed can vary depending on the current federal and state guidelines, the underlying goal is always the same - ensuring the safety of the users (e.g., drivers, bikers, and walkers). 

There are many types of road marking paints available, each of which offers unique characteristics that make it suitable for different purposes. Below we discuss the various paint classifications and how to choose the right one for a road marking project. 


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Aexcel LowVOK and Toughline® at Mayo Clinic Heliport in Phoenix, AZ

Posted on May 12, 2020 3:32:37 PM by Ryan Vodicka


When durability and color retention in a low VOC product are needed the most, Aexcel’s Low VOK and ToughLine® are your products of choice.

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Benefits of Custom Coating Formulations

Posted on Jan 6, 2020 11:17:07 AM by Ryan Vodicka


In the manufacturing industry, creating and delivering a new product necessitates considerable strategizing when it comes to shape, size, weight, materials, manufacturing processes, and aesthetics. As the global manufacturing supply chain gets increasingly competitive, planning out every small component of the overall product design is crucial for those that want to stay lean and competitive.

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Industrial Coating Suppliers: Key Considerations

Posted on Nov 4, 2019 10:26:38 AM by Chris Hren


Industrial coatings are used to provide protection or improve specific properties on a substrate.  For example, coatings may be used to enhance conductivity, durability, or flame resistance among other attributes.

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Coatings Failure Analysis: Causes and Process Improvements

Posted on Oct 2, 2019 9:25:36 AM by Chris Hren


After investing significant capital into facilities and/or equipment, most business owners commit themselves to preserving their investments. Applying the right protective coating can have a considerable effect on the longevity of the facilities and equipment. However, choosing the right coating requires a critical analysis of the challenges and hazards presented by the substrate’s end use environment and ensuring the coating’s formulation is designed to address these problem areas.

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A Guide to Metal Coatings Corp.

Posted on Aug 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM by Chris Hren


Coatings protect metal components and objects from damage like corrosion. Metal parts can be vulnerable to a variety of corrosion types, such as:

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Understanding the Different Types of Industrial Coatings

Posted on May 15, 2019 4:46:08 PM by Chris Hren


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Industrial coatings appear everywhere. They protect a diverse array of products from corrosion, wear and tear and decay, as well as bringing an aesthetic and colorful appearance to the coated surface or product. With OEM applications ranging from: 

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Aexcel Customer Helps Rebuild (And Restripe) Alaska After Earthquake

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 10:05:23 AM by Aexcel


A Magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook Anchorage, Alaska on Friday November 30th. Thankfully, no lives were lost in the quake. Some roadways, however, did not survive the earthquake. Fortunately, a group of Anchorage's most trusted contractors, including road striping contractor and long-time Aexcel traffic paint customer Pacific Asphalt,  had the road up and running again in just 72 hours! The crews moved over 15,000 yards of soil, repaved the road, and striped it with Aexcel LowVOK traffic paint. Aexcel is proud to partner with companies like Pacific Asphalt who step up when their communities are in need!

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OEM Coating Surface Preparation Mistakes And How To Fix Them

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 3:18:32 PM by Chris Hren


Any experienced painter will tell you never to paint a dirty surface. The same is true for OEM paint lines. All well-run paint lines begin with sufficient surface preparation. Improper pretreatment will set any line up for failure regardless of applicator experienced or the quality of the coating. Over the 50 years we've been formulating and manufacturing paint, we've come across more than a handful of paint issues that were ultimately traced back to surface preparation.

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